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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice: were are we now?
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:28:52 GMT
On 6/5/2011 5:30 PM, Niall Pemberton wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 8:44 PM,  <> wrote:
>> Niall Pemberton <> wrote on 06/05/2011 02:21:01
>> PM:
>>> This proposal raises lots of questions, but the requirements for
>>> entering the incubator are not high and so IMO don't need to be
>>> answered before a vote. The only reason I believe for rejecting this
>>> proposal would be because it would be in the best interests of the
>>> community to not split the FOSS development and compete with
>>> LibreOffice.
>> Not to state the obvious, but OOo was LGPL when LO split from it last
>> year.  If you look at the list of proposed committers, you will see names
>> with addresses.  The community is currently split.  It has
>> been for quite a while now.  This predates this discussion and it predates
>> LO.  There was a split between Novell and Sun/Oracle years ago. Any
>> analysis that does not acknowledge these critical facts is incomplete. The
>> community is split today.
> I'm not disagreeing with you on this. But Oracle is shutting that down
> and asking us to provide FOSS home for it and all I'm saying is why,
> when there is already a good FOSS home in existence?

Because Oracle and TDF, in confidential negotiations, could not come to
an agreement.  And I think that's all that need be said on the matter.

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